JAL and China Eastern Airlines seek antitrust immunity to jointly market domestic services

Japan Airlines (JAL) lodged an application with Japan‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to seek immunity from antitrust regulation (Air Transport News, 05-Oct-2018)……

CAAC: 2018 National Day golden week pax increase 9% with strong on time performance

CAAC reported (07-Oct-2018) air passengers during the National Day golden week (01-Oct-2018 to 07-Oct-2018), increased 8.7% year-on-year to 12.2 million, while the number of services…..

Asiana Airlines to replace A380 with A350 on daily Seoul-New York JFK service

Asiana Airlines plans to operate A350-900 XWB equipment on Seoul-New York JFK service from late Oct-2018, replacing A380 equipment (Airline Geeks, 07-Oct-2018). Asiana will become the…..

Cathay Pacific raises cabin crew retirement age from 55 to 60 following two years of union lobbying

Cathay Pacific agreed to raise the retirement age for cabin crew from 55 to 60 following union lobbying and negotiations over two years (South China…..

Cathay Pacific reiterates loss from fuel hedging will end in current fiscal year

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg reiterated that losses from fuel hedging will end in current fiscal year (Singtao, 02-Oct-2018). He said the carrier has adopted…..

Jet Airways concludes USD35m prepaid ticket purchase agreement with Jet Privilege

Jet Airways, via a spokesperson, reported it “concluded a prepaid ticket purchase agreement for USD35 million” with its frequent flyer programme Jet Privilege Private Limited…..

Jetstar Pacific welcomes first female captain

Jetstar Pacific welcomed (04-Oct-2018) its first female Captain, a Vietnamese national, Ms Le Thi Bich Hong, after she was recently promoted from First Officer. Ms…..

Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3% in Sep-2018, visitor arrivals from India down 6%

Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (04-Oct-2018) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Sep-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 149,087, +2.8% year-on-year; India: 32,300, -6.3%; China…..

Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL considering Tokyo service

Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL is reportedly considering expanding its presence in Asia with new service including to Tokyo (Traicy, 03-Oct-2018). The carrier introduced Boeing 787 aircraft…..

All Nippon Airways first 787 to feature Star Alliance livery arrives at Tokyo Haneda

All Nippon Airways said its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft (JA899A) to feature the Star Alliance livery arrived at Tokyo Haneda Airport on 02-Oct-2018 (Aviation Wire,…..

LATAM Cargo looking to add connectivity to the growing Asian market

LATAM Cargo CEO Andres Bianchi said the carrier needs to add “connectivity to a growing Asian market as part of our value proposition”, and this…..